Mishari bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

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Mishari bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
Governor of Al Bahah Province
Term28 August 2010 – present
PredecessorMuhammed bin Saud
MonarchKing Abdullah
Born1954 (age 63–64)
Full name
Mishari bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
HouseHouse of Saud
FatherKing Saud
MotherNaima bint Ubaid
ReligionWahhabi Hanbali Sunni Islam

Mishari bin Saud (born 1954) is a retired Saudi Arabian military officer, businessman, governor of Al Bahah Province and a member of House of Saud.

Early life and education[edit]

Mishari bin Saud was born in Riyadh in December 1954. He is the thirty-second son of King Saud.[1] His mother is Naima bint Ubaid.[2]

After completing his primary and secondary education in Saudi Arabia in 1971, he went to the US for university education. However, he only completed an eight-month English course there. He returned to Saudi Arabia to receive university education. He has a bachelor of arts degree in history and later, he received a master's degree in history from King Saud University. The title of his MA thesis was “Relations between Saudi Arabia and Al-Mutawakkaliya Kingdom of Yemen under the reign of King Abdulaziz.”[1]


Prince Mishari was a brigade commander in the National Guard (SANG).[3] In June 1983, he was appointed deputy commander of (SANG) in the Eastern Province.[1] He headed the SANG in the province[4] and was the second rank royal there, after then governor of the province, Prince Mohammed.[5] His tenure lasted until his appointment as the governor of Al Bahah Province in 2010.[6] It was speculated that he had support of King Abdullah and was very close to then-Crown Prince Sultan during his term.[5] Prince Mishari has stake in Imdadat Trading and Transport firm in Riyadh that he and his son, Turki, established in 1982.[1]

On 28 August 2010, he was appointed governor of Al Bahah Province,[7] replacing his elder brother late Prince Muhammed bin Saud who resigned from this post due to health problems.[6][8][9]


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  3. ^ Simon Henderson (1994). "After King Fahd" (Policy Paper). Washington Institute. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
  4. ^ Bharat Verma (March 2009). Indian Defence Review. Lancer Publishers. p. 50. GGKEY:6YYRQ10NHT0. Retrieved 10 August 2013.
  5. ^ a b "09RIYADH129". Guardiangate. 19 January 2009. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  6. ^ a b Abdul Ghafour, P. K. (28 August 2010). "Mishari bin Saud is new Baha governor". Arab News. Archived from the original on 2 November 2010. Retrieved 6 April 2012.
  7. ^ "About Saudi Arabia". Saudi Embassy, Washington D.C. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  8. ^ "قال لـ"العربية": سأبذل كل جهد ممكن لرِفعة المنطقة (Appointment of Mishari bin Saud to Al Baha province)". Al Arabiya. 28 August 2010. Retrieved 13 April 2012.
  9. ^ "مشاري بن سعود : سأسعى بكل جهد للارتقاء بالباحة (Mishary bin Saud: I will make every effort to improve the Baha)". Al Eqtisadiah. 29 August 2010. Retrieved 14 April 2012.